November 19, 2014
Amnesty for illegal aliens is a bad idea which erodes the rule of law and encourages more illegal immigration. Our current president (Obama) and his predecessor (Bush) both wanted to enact amnesty for illegal aliens. They both failed because their congressional allies were unable to get it passed by Congress.
But just because Obama wasn’t able to get it passed in Congress doesn’t mean he won’t get his way. The President is planning a unilateral amnesty, enacted by the executive branch, and he’s not even being sneaky about it!
As the New York Times reported in its Nov. 14th article entitled Obama Plan May Allow Millions of Immigrants to Stay and Work in U.S. :
“President Obama will ignore angry protests from Republicans and announce as soon as next week a broad overhaul of the nation’s immigration enforcement system that will protect up to five million unauthorized immigrants [illegal aliens] from the threat of deportation and provide many of them with work permits, according to administration officials who have direct knowledge of the plan.”
This has been in the works for some time, and notice that the administration isn’t even being secretive about it. Apparently, Obama doesn’t expect any serious opposition from the Republicans in Congress, and sadly, he’s probably right about that. Back to the New York Times:
“Asserting his authority as president to enforce the nation’s laws with discretion, Mr. Obama intends to order changes that will significantly refocus the activities of the government’s 12,000 immigration agents. One key piece of the order, officials said, will allow many parents of children who are American citizens or legal residents to obtain legal work documents and no longer worry about being discovered, separated from their families and sent away.”
It’s not that they were in much danger of that happening anyway. Did you know that our country’s current illegal alien deportation rate is under 1%? That means that statistically, very few illegals are being deported anyway. But this amnesty will regularize them and make it even more difficult to enforce the law in the future.
All the details haven’t been made clear yet. Obama is said to be mulling several possibilities. But the plan definitely involves several million illegal aliens. Quoth the President in a news conference after the midterm elections: “Before the end of the year, we’re going to take whatever lawful [sic] actions that I can take that I believe will improve the functioning of our immigration system. What I’m not going to do is just wait.”
So how can the president do such a thing? How can he thumb his nose at Congress and pass legislation unilaterally?
Obviously, he can do it only if the Congress allows it. There are things that Congress could do to prevent a unilateral amnesty. They could pass legislation to prevent it, they could cut off funding in the House, they could impeach Obama.
But will they?
Congress has now entered a lame duck session, with the new senators and representatives (elected November 4th) not scheduled to take office until January. The Democrats currently control the Senate and the Republicans the House. In January the Republicans are set to control both.
So are the Republicans in Congress going to fight Obama’s amnesty, or buckle under they like they often do? Yes, there are some in Congress who have been fighting on this issue. Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama has been consistent in speaking out for working Americans and opposing amnesty. Good for Senator Sessions, who has been called “America’s Senator”.
Immigration policy is not just another policy. It is the key to the future of the country. If mass immigration (both legal and illegal) continues, this country will be drastically transformed.
Most immigrants vote for the Democrats, and as the country’s demographics change, it will be harder and harder for Republicans (or any party or candidate which favors limited government) to win elections. In effect, Obama is electing a new people – forming a new majority which will vote for Big Government.
What the country really needs is a shutdown of both legal and illegal immigration , which are now just two sides of the same coin anyway. Only then can we begin to sort things out.
I invite you to visit the Numbers USA website here. It includes information on immigration policy and how your senators and representatives vote. You should contact your represenatives and senators, by phone if possible, and let them know you oppose amnesty.
Another useful website is VDARE.COM (click here to enter) which includes a lot of information you will not find in the mainstream media.
Only informed Americans standing up can stop what’s going on, so make your voice heard.
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Allan Wall recently returned to the U.S. after residing many years in Mexico.